551-1515-00L  Insulin Signaling

SemesterAutumn Semester 2018
LecturersM. Stoffel
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish
CommentNumber of participants limited to 12.

The enrolment is done by the D-BIOL study administration.



Courses

NumberTitleHoursLecturers
551-1515-00 GInsulin Signaling
Permission from lecturers required for all students.
Block course in the 3rd quarter of the autumn semester
100s hrs
Tue12:45-16:30HPL D 12 »
12:45-16:30HPL D 21.2 »
Wed07:45-16:30HPL D 12 »
07:45-16:30HPL D 21.2 »
Thu07:45-16:30HPL D 12 »
07:45-16:30HPL D 21.2 »
Fri07:45-16:30HPL D 12 »
07:45-16:30HPL D 21.2 »
M. Stoffel

Catalogue data

AbstractIntroduction to the physiological and biochemical action of insulin signaling and its role in the fasted/feeding response and in obesity and diabetes.
ObjectiveThe students will obtain an overview about the current topics of research in insulin signaling and how it impacts on growth, metabolism and cell differentiation. They will learn to design experiments and use techniques necessary to analyze different aspects of insulin signaling,including physiological actions in whole animals as well as in tissue culture. Through lectures and literature seminars, they will learn about the open questions of insulin signaling research and discuss approaches to address these questions experimentally.

In practical lab projects the students will perform physiological in vivo studies as well as biochemical experiments. Finally, they will learn how to present and discuss their data. Student assessment is a graded semester performance based on individual performance in the laboratory, a written exam and the lab data presentation.

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits6 credits
ExaminersM. Stoffel
Typegraded semester performance
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionRepetition only possible after re-enrolling for the course unit.

Learning materials

 
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Restrictions

GeneralPermission from lecturers required for all students

Offered in

ProgrammeSectionType
Biology BachelorBlock Courses in 3rd Quarter of the SemesterWInformation